EOI for macadamia growers to benefit from the Clean Coastal Catchments project

14 Jun 2019

Clan water is flowing throw a paddock

The Clean Coastal Catchments (CCC) project is seeking interest from macadamia growers located within the NSW North Coast who are keen to improve land management practices that reduce the impact of agricultural production on the marine estate.

Growers interested in grants of up to $5,000 under the project can attend a meeting on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 11:00am at the NSW DPI Wollongbar Department of Primary Industries Institute.

NSW DPI Macadamia Development Officer, Jeremy Bright said the project is funded under the Marine Estate Management Strategy and seeks to work with growers that have Erosion Management Action Plans (EMAP) for drainage and other Integrated Orchard Management (IOM) works.

“Funding is available to assist growers with an EMAP to implement priority on-ground works identified in their plans,” Mr Bright said.

“To help drive adoption in the wider industry participating growers will be asked to be an advocate for integrated orchard management and to help share their experiences with other growers through a workshop and field day.”

Funding for these works is for a limited time and it is anticipated that the on ground works are completed within the next 12 months.

If growers would like to express an interest in this funding opportunity, but cannot attend this meeting please contact Jeremy Bright or Kel Langfield Senior Land Services Officer Local Land Services.

Contact information

Media contact: NSW DPI: Anne Brook (02) 6763 1163 or 0477 358 305, North Coast Local Land Services: Emily Findlay (02) 6623 3922 or 0419 221 136